South and Western Parks

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Selous | Elephants | Off the beaten track | Walking Safaris

The south and west of Tanzania offer a huge range of stunning parks, often with fewer (human) visitors than those in the more famous northern parks. Take the Selous Game Reserve, for example. The largest park in Tanzania and one of the greatest reserves in the world, the Selous offers ample wildlife, with a great choice of vehicular, walking and river safaris.

Also forming part of the southern circuit is Ruaha, Tanzania’s second largest park and home to the largest population of elephant. If you have the time, staying at one of a handful of its lodges really does offer an out of Africa experience. The western parks of Mahale and Katavi are also worth a visit for something really special and away from it all, including mountains, flood plains and lakes.

Safari&Beach Favourites

Lake Manze Camp

Rustic and simple in style and character, Lake Manze is an exciting experience for those wanting an adventure....

S&B Rating:
$390 Per person, per night  
Lake Manze Camp

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers is a truly wonderful lodge, up there with our favourites in Africa. The stunning location, sublime service and expert guidi...

S&B Rating:
$700 Per person, per night  
Sand Rivers

Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is a really good mid-range and value for money option. A lovely location, set amongst Borassus palms and Tamarind Tr...

S&B Rating:
$475 Per person, per night  
Selous Impala Camp

Places to Stay

Azura Selous

Nestled along the Great Rufiji River, lies a hidden gem, the Azura Selous, a luxury boutique property in the heart of the Selous Game R...

S&B Rating:
$700 Per person, per night  
Azura Selous

Beho Beho Camp

Beho Beho was the first camp within the Selous to be located in the highlands area so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its ...

S&B Rating:
$600 Per person, per night  
Beho Beho Camp

Greystoke Mahale Camp

On a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika is the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale Camp. This is one of the fin...

S&B Rating:
$600 Per person, per night  
Greystoke Mahale Camp

Jibali Ridge

Jibali Ridge brings a new wave of stylish accommodation to Ruaha. The camp lies in a spectacular location with high densities of lion,...

S&B Rating:
$615 Per person, per night  
Jibali Ridge

Jongomero Camp

Superbly isolated Jongomero camp lies in the far south of Ruaha on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name....

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Jongomero Camp

Kigelia

A great little bush camp in this remote area of Ruaha. Kigelia is one of the finest in Nomad's collection of beautiful understated saf...

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Kigelia

Kungwe Beach Lodge

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika on a long sandy beach under the Mahale Mountains lies Kungwe Beach Lodge....

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Kungwe Beach Lodge

Kwihala Tented Camp

Kwihala is a refreshing combination of adventure and style, designed for those who would like to be that little bit closer to the wildl...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Kwihala Tented Camp

Lake Manze Camp

Rustic and simple in style and character, Lake Manze is an exciting experience for those wanting an adventure....

S&B Rating:
$390 Per person, per night  
Lake Manze Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

Located in the western sector of Ruaha, close to Mdonta Falls, the camp is set up in a simple and aesthetic style. Like it's "sister" ...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mivumo River Lodge

Luxury lodge sitting above the Rufii River with fantastic views and very comfortable chalet style rooms....

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Mivumo River Lodge

Mwagusi Camp

Nestled into a bank of the Mwagusi Sand River, this small exclusive tented camp overlooks a watering hole in the riverbed. A camp with ...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Mwagusi Camp

Roho ya Selous

Set in the heart of the prime wildlife viewing area of the Selous, Roho-Ya is a lovely camp offering very comfortable tented accommodat...

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Roho ya Selous

Ruaha River Lodge

The Oldest camp in Ruaha with one of the best locations on the banks of the Ruaha River....

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Ruaha River Lodge

Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp newly refurbished, charming camp located on the banks of the Rufiji river, at a point where the ample and tranquil ri...

S&B Rating:
$345 Per person, per night  
Rufiji River Camp

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers is a truly wonderful lodge, up there with our favourites in Africa. The stunning location, sublime service and expert guidi...

S&B Rating:
$700 Per person, per night  
Sand Rivers

Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is a really good mid-range and value for money option. A lovely location, set amongst Borassus palms and Tamarind Tr...

S&B Rating:
$475 Per person, per night  
Selous Impala Camp

Selous Kulinda Camp

Selous Kulinda Camp is a good quality camp which is located next to the Rufiji River but outside of the Selous Game Reserve. It is the...

S&B Rating:
$385 Per person, per night  
Selous Kulinda Camp

Siwandu Camp

Siwandu Camp, formerly known as Selous Safari Camp, is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera...

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Siwandu Camp

Roho ya Selous

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Jibali Ridge

Tanzania Safari, Ruaha

Selous Kulinda Camp

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Greystoke Mahale Camp

Tanzania Safari, Mahale Mountains

Mdonya Old River Camp

Tanzania Safari, Ruaha

Sand Rivers

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Selous Impala Camp

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Siwandu Camp

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Azura Selous

Tanzania Safari, Selous

Lake Manze Camp

Tanzania Safari, Selous

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